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Framed share certificate as a gift

Discussion in 'Shares' started by EMP, 27th Mar, 2010.

  1. EMP

    EMP Active Member

    18th Feb, 2007
    Melbourne, VIC
    Does anyone know if there's a service in Australia like Give A Share of Stock as a Unique Gift Idea - Official Website - One Real Share of Stock or - Buy One Real Share of Stock. Gifts of Disney Stock and More! which would allow me to purchase a small quantity of shares (maybe just 1) with a printed certificate, suitable as a gift? Or is there some way I can do this myself?

    Alternatively, if I do go with a US share, would it be a major hassle for the gift recipient to register the share in their name? I mean, it's primarily for novelty value, I suppose, but it's still better if they really own the stock. It just wouldn't be much of a gift if it creates a headache (or cost) for them.
  2. AsxBroker

    AsxBroker Well-Known Member

    8th Sep, 2007
    Sydney, NSW
    Hi EMP,

    Certificated stocks don't operate for Australian registered companies for a long time. Overseas companies were certified up until 2000/2001 though to make settlement easier companies went to CHESS (and also cheaper for the share registry).

    The novelty cost is pricy though.

    Good luck,

  3. Johny_come_lately

    Johny_come_lately Well-Known Member

    1st Jul, 2009
    SE Queensland
    Hi EMP,

    I received some British stocks in '02 and they were paper. I think that the presentability of the US novelty stock would win me. I'll have a framed Harley share any day!:)

    Cheers, Johny.